Marty Epp-Carter, was raised in the Midwest, lived in Boston and Provincetown for over 20 years, and has been living in South Carolina since 2006. She earned a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA in printmaking from Clemson University. Epp-Carter is also a teacher and credits her continuously changing artwork to her ongoing experimentation and collaborative work in the classroom. In her most recent work, Epp-Carter has been creating augmented prints and collages. In these collages she is appropriating her own work, going through piles of discarded prints and bits of personal detritus, looking for ways to weave together an important past with a continuously changing present. Since 2009, a consistent thread in Epp-Carter's work is the desire to point the viewer toward irony and absurdity in contemporary culture while staying true to aesthetically formal considerations rooted the decorative arts, expressionism and modernism.